One yr after releasing The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert gave a surprising efficiency of the album’s slow-dancing stunner “To Learn Her” on the 2017 CMA Awards.
The efficiency echoed her look on the ACM Awards earlier this yr, when Lambert dismissed her touring band and, as an alternative, delivered a solo rendition of “Tin Man” with solely her acoustic guitar. Although backed by a bigger lineup this time round, she stored issues equally conventional with “To Learn Her.” A clbadic-sounding tune rooted in timeless melodies and swooning pedal metal, “To Learn Her” felt like a time capsule from nation’s golden days, opened throughout a modern-day awards present, to remind the style of its roots.
“I think it’ll stand out just because there’s a steel guitar on the stage, and there’s not as much of that as there used to be,” Lambert informed Rolling Stone Country earlier than the awards ceremony. “But that’s why I love country music. I hope that people maybe that are new country fans will grab onto that sort of feeling that the old school gives you.”
The most embellished girl in CMA Awards historical past, Lambert received a dozen trophies between 2010 – when she kicked off her six-year profitable streak because the group’s Female Vocalist of the Year – and 2016. She entered this yr’s ceremony with 5 new nods, making her the night’s most-nominated attendee.